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Libraries, News: Personalized Alerts from ScienceDirect.com

Here’s something new and useful: log into your ScienceDirect account to configure a personalized Top 25 Hottest Articles alert from Sciencedirect.com. Following is how ScienceDirect describes this service:

The Top25 allows you to see which articles have been downloaded the most, either from any of the 24 subject areas and/or from any of the 2,200+ journals on ScienceDirect.

Click on this link to get more information (screenshot):

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Photo credit: Sciencedirect.com – Copyright 2008 – All rights reserved

There are many ways to select and configure your Top 25 page. This week, I tried the following alert:

  • Click on most current time-frame available
  • Retrievals only for the subject of Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • Chose only articles published in the journal Cell.

Here’s what came up!

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Photo credit: Sciencedirect.com – Copyright 2008 – All rights reserved

Another useful feature are link outs to “cited-by in Scopus” (shown in aqua).

Note: UCHC users will need to connect to either ScienceDirect or Scopus through their proxy account if off-site in order to gain access to any full-text journal subscriptions.

Thanks to my colleague, TC, for telling me about this new feature from ScienceDirect.com.

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One response to “Libraries, News: Personalized Alerts from ScienceDirect.com

  1. Martin March 19, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Hmm… will this work as s self-fulfilling prophecy? When an article gets up to the top25 much more people will download it, increasing its counter…

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